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Vincent Muwonge joined Education Matters 7 years ago, when he was in the fifth grade of primary school at the Divine Mission Junior School. He was absorbed into the sponsorship program of our organization, when we discovered that he is an orphan child and the people he used to stay with couldn’t afford his school fees anymore. Since then, Education Matters took over his school fees at the Divine Mission Junior School.
The secondary school Gymnasium Großburgwedel hosts a charity run on the 20th of March 2015.
Pupils will be able to run for donations from their sponsors calculated for each traversed kilometer.
As an alternative to the Rasenmähertreckerrennen Thönse, which was known nationwide and had been held for the last time ever in 2013, its organizer Thönse24 e.V. hosted a street festival in Thönse for the first time.
On this occasion we were allowed to represent our NGO with a stand free of charge among bouncy castle and others.
Even slight rainfall could not dampen the mood so that we were able to conduct lots of engaging dialogue.
In addition to information about the NGO the visitors were awaited by native Ugandan treats which were praised despite of our improvable cooking talents.
At last we are glad to have received numerous monetary contributions and we want to thank all the donors.
After the successful first exchange trip between the Tanzanian orphanage "Watoto wetu Tanzania" and the Ugandan school "Divine Mission Junior School" in Dar es Salaam in 2012, it was no question that the cooperation had to be continued. From 6/30/13 to 7/7/13 the second exchange took place - this time students from Tanzania visited Kampala.
Like the former volunteers Mark and Johanna two years ago, we - Tom and Lina - also organized Christmas celebrations at Divine Mission Junior School. To celebrate Christmas in school, we wanted to offer the children a Christmas Dinner, especially for those who could not afford a proper dinner for Christmas at home. As the school holidays had already begun, it was nice to have the children back in school.
We expected to have 150 children attending the celebrations for which we had to provide food for. Some of the food like onions and potatoes were brought by a teacher who spent the holidays in his home town Kabale. Tom’s parents, who visited Uganda over Christmas, and the Divine Mission School supported by donators, provided everything else.